The Medico-Legal Centre, Sheffield

12th October 2004

   Identification for the Courts—Programme

0900 – 0915

Registration and Coffee

0915 – 0930

Welcome

Mr Chris Dorries, HM Coroner

0930 – 0945

About ICARIS

Dr Martin Evison, University of Sheffield

0945 – 1000

“There’s nane ever fear’d that the truth should be heard…”

Iain McKie (http://www.shirleymckie.com/)

1000 – 1015

Presentation of crime scenes to the courtroom

Peter Burton, West Yorkshire Police

1015 – 1030

Morning Coffee

1030 – 1045

Improving the value of DNA evidence

Dr Peter Gill, Forensic Science Service

1045 – 1100

Don’t depend on your eyes when your mind is out of focus…

Dr Damian Schofield, University of Nottingham

1100 – 1115

Expert evidence and legal safeguards

Dr Michael Bromby, Joseph Bell Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University

1115 – 1130

Legal ramifications of mishandling the dead in disasters

Lois Leader, TLE Consultants

1130 – 1145

The individuality of human bite marks

Dr Geoff Craig, University of Sheffield

1145 – 1245

Buffet Lunch

1245 – 1300

The IDENT project

Lucy Morecroft, University of Sheffield

1300 – 1315

A CPS perspective

Ian Yates, Head of Trial Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

1315 – 1345

Practical use and research on ear prints

Cor van der Lugt, Police Education and Knowledge Centre (Netherlands)

1345 – 1400

Presentation of identification evidence in court; passing the gatekeeper…

Simon Jackson QC, Park Court Chambers, Leeds

1400 – 1415

What contributing factors are really involved in fingerprint identification?

Dr Itiel Dror et al., Southampton University and The Fingerprint Society

1415 – 1430

Afternoon Tea

1430 – 1445

Statistics and the evaluation of evidence (tbc)

Dr Colin Aitken, Joseph Bell Centre, Edinburgh University

1445 – 1500

Psychology of eyewitness identification

Dr Tim Valentine, Goldsmiths College

1500 – 1600

Discussion—targeting scientific research at human identification for the Courts

http://www.shef.ac.uk/icaris/briefingpaper.pdf